Online betting sites in Russia agree that France is one of the strongest contenders in the 2018 World Cup for raising the trophy, so getting past the group stage shouldn’t be a problem for them. This seems like a clear-cut case; what isn’t quite as simple as predicting the French side’s advancement to the knockout stage is choosing the best categories for placing your bets. Needless to say, there’s more to the Group C betting specials than betting on France.
At Unibet Sportsbook, France’s odds for winning the group are 1.33. Bets on their being in the top 2 is rewarded by a mere 1.06. These are solid, safe choices. However, you might want to take a look at the Group C betting specials and place some money on other categories as well in order to increase your profit.
What are Denmark’s and Peru’s odds to go through the group stage?
Predicting which team will finish second out of Denmark, Peru and Australia is a bit tricky. As Age Hareide, the head coach of the Danish side, pointed out to journalists, these three teams do not have much experience against each other.
Even the stats are contradictory. Peru is ahead of Denmark in the FIFA/Coca-Cola World Rankings (they are no. 11 and no. 12, respectively). However, online sportsbooks in Russia think Hareide’s team has better chances: they are giving 1.63 for them being in the top 2 as opposed to 2.70 for Peru’s getting ahead of Denmark.
If the Danish side didn’t reach the knockout stage, they would regard it as a waste of a golden opportunity. Midfielder Thomas Delaney has informed the audience that his team is “very optimistic about the group stage.” They are actually aiming for replicating their results at the 1998 World Cup and go all the way to the quarter-finals.
Their clash with Peru might easily be the key match of the group. The Peruvian team is bringing a young cluster and is very hungry to please their fans, whose last chance to see their country represented in a World Cup was in 1982. However, Hareide’s side could very well disappoint South American audiences if Christian Eriksen, the deadliest weapon in Denmark’s arsenal, will be in good form.
So what are the Best Group B betting specials?
Australia is the ultimate underdog of the group, but they still have the potential to cause an upset. For one thing, Van Marwijk has included Tim Cahill in his provisional squad and his presence would be unnerving to any defender. The 38-year-old might be among the oldest players in the World Cup but his stunning goal against Netherlands at the previous World Cup, which was nominated for the 2014 Puskás Award, attests to his outstanding technique.
Despite Cahill’s individual talent, the odds Australia’s reaching the knockout stage are not very high. Online sportsbook sites in Russia estimate them to be 5.50 In fact, we would choose Australia as the team to finish fourth (1.85). That, along with a bet on Denmark’s second place, are relatively safe and profitable bets and are the best among the Group C betting specials. Of course, if you want to go for the absolute safest option, you can always bet on France winning the group (1.33).